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Princess Maria Alix of Saxony

Princess Maria Alix of Saxony

German princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German princess
Gender female
Birth 27 September 1901 (Wachwitz)
Death 11 December 1990 (Hechingen)
Mother: Archduchess Louise of Austria
Father: Frederick Augustus III of Saxony
Spouse: Franz JosephPrince of Hohenzollern-Emden
The details

Princess Maria Alix of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony (German: Prinzessin Maria Alix Luitpolda Anna Henriette Germana Agnes Damiana Michaela von Sachsen, Herzogin zu Sachsen) (27 September 1901 in Wachwitz, Dresden, Saxony – 11 December 1990 in Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was the sixth child and third-eldest daughter of Frederick Augustus III of Saxony and his wife Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany and a younger sister of Georg, Crown Prince of Saxony and Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen. Through her marriage to Franz Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden, Maria Alix was a member of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.

Marriage and issue

Maria Alix married Franz Joseph, Prince of Hohenzollern-Emden, son of William, Prince of Hohenzollern and his wife Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 25 May 1921 at Schloss Sibyllenort in Sibyllenort, Silesia, Germany. Maria Alix and Franz Joseph had four children:

  1. Karl Anton Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Maria Georg Manuel Rupprecht Heinrich Benedikt Tassilo Prinz von Hohenzollern-Emden; born on 28 January 1922 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany; died on 3 November 1993 in Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; married in Rome, Italy on 15 August 1951 to Alexandra Afif (16 November 1919 - 26 June 1996)
  2. Meinrad Leopold Maria Friedrich Christian Ferdinand Albert Prinz von Hohenzollern-Emden; born on 17 January 1925 in Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; married (civil) in Frankfurt, Germany on 25 August 1971 and (religious) in Sigmaringen on 11 September 1971 to Edina Freijn von Kap-Herr (born 23 August 1938)
  3. Maria Margarethe Anna Viktoria Luise Josephine Mathilde Theresia vom Kinde Jesu Princessen von Hohenzollern-Emden; born on 2 January 1928 in Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; died on 4 August 2006 in Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; married (civil) in Hechingen 18 December 1965 and (religious) at Burg Hohenzollern, Hechingen on 18 December 1965 to Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg, second son of George, Duke of Mecklenburg head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  4. Emanuel Joseph Maria Wilhelm Ferdinand Burkhard Prinz von Hohenzollern-Emden; born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany on 23 February 1929; died in Hechingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 8 February 1999; married (civil and religious) at Burg Hohenzollern on 25 May 1968 to Katharina Feodora Adelheid Sabine Sophie Felicitas Sieglinde, Princess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (born 30 November 1943) a granddaughter of William Ernest, the last Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach; divorced in 1985
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Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 27 September 1901 – 25 May 1921: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Alix of Saxony, Duchess of Saxony
  • 25 May 1921 – 11 December 1990: Her Royal Highness Princess Franz Joseph of Hohenzollern-Emden, Princess and Duchess of Saxony


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